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Today's Sports

  • North Brunswick beats West in...

     LELAND—North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 8-2 Friday in a conference baseball game that featured the two best pitchers in the county.

    A scout timing the pitchers of North’s Kyle Hufham and West’s Jay Gause said each pitcher reached reached 90 mph on their throws. Hufham entered the game having given up one hit this season. Gause had struck out 19 in nine innings in two victories.

  • Hawkins Court latest tribute to...

    The start of the West Brunswick tennis season March 4 took place before a dozen or so spectators, mainly family members, which is typical for high school tennis. But the announcement of the West vs. Socastee lineups, by West coach Bob Bell, was not typical. When Bell called out the players for the No. 1 singles match, he did not say, “They will play on Court 1.” Instead, he said, “They will play on (Caleb) Hawkins Court.”

  • Trojans beat South in eight...

     

    West Brunswick coach Mike Alderson said he planned on starting senior southpaw Gavin Lane on Tuesday against South Brunswick. Lane missed practice on Monday because of an illness and was replaced in the starting lineup by Trey Brown. Brown pitched the first three innings before being relieved by Lane, who pitched five dominant innings to lead the Trojans (5-2) to a 6-5 win over county rival South Brunswick (0-3).

  • West Brunswick beats Socastee in...

     SOCASTEE, S.C.—Mattie Tippett scored two first-half goals and West Brunswick went on to beat Socastee 3-1 in a nonconference soccer game Friday evening.

    Playing on a muddy field, West was unable to convert on its first three corner kicks but scored twice in two minutes in taking a 2-0 lead.

    Rushing in from the right side, freshman midfielder Whitney Burkes drew the defense toward her. She then crossed the ball to an unguarded Mattie Tippett, who chest-bumped the ball through the left side of the goal.

  • West splits conference duals;...

    West Brunswick split its first two conference tennis duals and South Brunswick won its first two conference duals. Summaries are below.

    WEST BRUNSWICK 8

    NORTH BRUNSWICK 1

    LELAND—West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 8-1 in a conference dual March 10. West swept the singles matches. Alex Humbert, Neil Mintz, John Harmon and Daniel Hernandez each won two matches.

  • South Brunswick loses rematch...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick lost 12-3 Friday to Ashley in a nonconference softball game.

    South used three pitchers but they could not stop the hitting stroke of the Ashley players. The Cougars had previously defeated Ashley 8-2.

    The Eagles scored in the first and three runs off six hits in the second inning.

  • Seven Brunswick county swimmers...

    Brunswick County swimmers helped the Cape Fear Aquatic Club finish a best-ever fifth in the Greater “Y” Sunbelt Swimming Association Championships March 5-7 at the Triangle Sportsplex in Hillsborough.

    Seven county swimmers had notable accomplishments in the 14-team event.

    Teddy Johnson, competing in the 9-10 age group, achieved national age-group standards in the 50-yard breaststroke (sixth in 46.16 seconds) and the 100-yard breaststroke (seventh in 1:42.89). He also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (2:38.31) and the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:47.07).

  • West Brunswick wins N.C....

    West Brunswick beat Millbrook 7-4 in an N.C. Showcase game Saturday at Pitt Community College.

    Winning pitcher Jay Gause struck out 10 batters in five innings. He gave up five hits and four runs. He walked three. Reliever Lorenzo Pigott pitched two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.

    Markel Jones, the No. 8 batter in the lineup for West, finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs.

  • BCC loses opener in NJCAA...

    The Lions of East Mississippi made the most of their debut in the NJCAA DI men's basketball tournament, defeating Brunswick Community College 86-65 in the third game of opening-round action Tuesday in Hutchinson, Kan.

    BCC, who also was making its tourney debut, had a nine-point lead in the first half. But East Mississippi outscored the Dolphins 41-25 in the second half. BCC made 9-of-26 field-goal tries in the second half.

    The Lions outrebounded BCC 50-29. The Lions’ substitutes outscored BCC’s 39-15.

  • Get ready to catch speckled trout

    As spring arrives, Brunswick County anglers will begin their annual pursuit of the beautiful and elusive speckled trout. Right now most folks on the water are chasing redfish in the shallows, as redfish have been the most consistent bite during this unusually harsh winter. That will change soon, however, as trout anglers begin to look for specks to help them shake off the winter doldrums.